“Thanks to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, I was able to meet people who have the same disease as me. This helped me see that I wasn’t alone and that I could deal with this.”
- Chloé Allard
The symptoms first appeared when she was 12 years old. “I was just starting high school and found it really stressful,” recalls Chloé.
At this pivotal period in life, when others discover freedom, Chloé was housebound. “I lost a lot of weight and had stomach aches. I spent my all my time at home. I avoided going out and started having diarrhea,” says Chloé. Her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.
“Living with Crohn’s is a real challenge. You have to take all kinds of medications, you get stomach aches, you’re constantly running to the bathroom, and you have no energy,” explains Chloé.
After trying many different medications, thanks to research, Chloé finally found one that effectively controlled her inflammation, allowing her to once again enjoy life.
“Today I can do anything I want: I go dancing, I travel and I’m always looking for new challenges because I want to show that I too can lead a normal life. My name is Chloé Allard and I am living proof that donating to Health Partners -Quebec works.”
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which are chronic digestive disorders of the small and large intestines. They are also referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. More than 200,000 Canadians of all ages suffer from these disorders.
HealthPartners-Quebec proudly supports Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.